West Coast Clock and Watch Museum

West Coast watch and clock museum

relocating to the

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Vista California


Vista, California, Located on 55 acres the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum is home to more than just tractors and engines.  In our 40 years here in Vista we have welcomed other organization such as the California Blacksmith Association, the Palomar Handweavers Guild, and the Short Track Railroad.  On June 18th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. we will be holding a grand opening to welcome our newest addition to our family, the WEST COAST CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM (WCCWM). 

Since September 2000 the WCCWM has been housed in Bellingham, Washington, at the historic Old Bellingham City Hall.  This was never intended to be a permanent location but rather an incubation spot to achieve the goal of a permanent home.   WCCWM was unable to expand, or materially increase the exhibits.  Lack of exhibit space also limited the donation of some sizeable collections of clocks and watches and with the location being so far north it was inaccessible to most people.  Due to this and other considerations WCCWM is pleased to now be in Vista with the potential of achieving their ultimate goals.

The WCCWM and AGSEM are pleased to announce the merging of the two Museums and the grand opening of the permanent exhibit during the bi-annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  The grand opening will take place inside the Museum’s Assembly Building, building c, where a new exhibit space has been remodeled to show case this amazing collection of timepieces. 

For additional information on WCCWM and the transfer of the collection please visit www.agsem.com and click on exhibits.

Donations can be made online  or mail. Online donations can be made with Paypal by clicking the Donate button below. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.

Alternatively, please send a check payable to “West Coast Clock & Watch Museum”
for your tax-deductible donation directly to:

West Coast Clock and Watch Museum Building Fund
P.O. Box 32403
San Jose, CA 95152

Donations of clocks, watches or other items can be discussed with either
Ron Bechler or Ron Kowalski at the addresses belowl                                             
For additional information and or questions please contact:

Ernie Lopez (WCCWM Curator)
PO Box 5992
Silverdale, WA 98315

William Lockyer (President Ch 180)              
460 Main St. # 109               
Placerville, CA 95667                
(530) 626-1362                

Ron Bechler,  Director
726 Royal Glen Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 926-3212

Ron Kowalski (WCCWM Treasurer)        
1427 East Village Ln., #B            
Bellingham, WA 98226            

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (nawcc) members from the Western United States and Western Canada have organized themselves to support the museum by forming a distinct NAWCC chapter known as “Friends of the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum, Chapter 180”.

The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community based organization and supported solely on the donations of supporters in the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors' Chapter 180, Friends of the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum and other gifting Chapters.

Bellingham, Washington is about 90 miles north of Seattle, 21 miles south of the Canadian border and about 52 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. The City encompasses about 28 square miles, with north Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to the west and snow-capped Mount Baker and the North Cascade mountains to the east. Whether for the weekend or an extended stay, Bellingham offers a break from the ordinary. With magnificent natural scenery, Mt. Baker skiing and snowboarding, hiking, arts and theatre, charming villages and waterfront adventures like whale watching, the Bellingham Mt. Baker region is a unique area of Washington state.

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